Hazardous Materials/Waste Guidance for Breweries

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Breweries may be subject to a variety of hazardous materials, hazardous waste, and other environmental regulations depending on the operations at the facility.  These may include the Hazardous Materials Business Plan (HMBP), Underground Storage Tank (UST), Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act (APSA), Hazardous Waste Management, and Medical Waste programs which are all administered by the County of San Diego, Department of Environmental Health, Hazardous Materials Division (HMD).


In addition, breweries may be subject to a Food Establishment permit with the Department of Environmental Health, Food and Housing Division (FHD), those with emergency generators may be subject to a permit with the County of San Diego Air Pollution Control District (APCD), and most are subject to Fire Code requirements which vary depending on the local fire jurisdiction.


The Hazardous Materials Division held a hazardous materials awareness seminar on August 1, 2017 and invited breweries throughout the county.  The presentations at the seminar are posted below to assist those who own or operate a brewery to understand the environmental regulations and permit requirements.  The information provides basic guidance on HMD programs and permit compliance requirements. 


Please contact us by email or phone if you have questions or need assistance in the permitting process. 

Email:  hmdutyeh@sdcounty.ca.gov   Phone (858) 505-6880


Brewery Seminar 2017 Presentations

Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Materials Business Plan (HMBP)

Industrial Wastewater Discharge for Breweries

CERS Reporting for Breweries; How to Apply for a CUPA Permit